The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostThu, 26 May 2016en-gb(C) 2016 Global City Media LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngInvestigators swoop on Google in Paris<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/investigators-swoop-on-google-in-paris-99531348/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Paris (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>French police and prosecutors swooped on Google's Paris offices on Tuesday, intensifying a tax-fraud probe amid accusations from across Europe that the Internet giant doesn't pay its fair share.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/investigators-swoop-on-google-in-paris-99531348/Thu, 26 May 2016 15:05Diversity pays off for legal teams<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/diversity-pays-off-for-legal-teams-16025592/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/31335654_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>According to a survey released by consulting firm Acritas, 'very diverse' legal teams perform better and get 25 per cent more of clients' total legal spend than teams that are 'not at all diverse.'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/diversity-pays-off-for-legal-teams-16025592/Thu, 26 May 2016 14:05Survey shows oil and gas industry expects strong rebound in M&A<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/survey-shows-oil-and-gas-industry-expects-strong-rebound-in-ma-50985039/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/14098401_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>In the face of slow commodity price recovery in the oil and gas sector, a new research report by international law firm Ashurst reveals strong intentions for M&A activity in the global oil and gas industry during 2016.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/survey-shows-oil-and-gas-industry-expects-strong-rebound-in-ma-50985039/Thu, 26 May 2016 13:05US law firm announces Hong Kong expansion<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-law-firm-announces-hong-kong-expansion-50118547/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/5695233_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Pillsbury has announced that it will open its intended office in Hong Kong as part of its expansion plans in Asia-Pacific.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-law-firm-announces-hong-kong-expansion-50118547/Thu, 26 May 2016 12:05Fenwick & West sets sights on New York<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fenwick--west-sets-sights-on-new-york-9762223/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/32105280_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The California law firm well known as a trusted advisor to large social media corporates such as Facebook and rising tech stars like BuzzFeed has announced that it will be launching an office in New York.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fenwick--west-sets-sights-on-new-york-9762223/Thu, 26 May 2016 12:05Linklaters and Nabarro partners criticised over BHS sale<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-and-nabarro-partners-criticised-over-bhs-sale-36404437/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/55203535_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Labour MP Frank Field has criticised partners from the two firms for 'covering up' details of the advice they gave to British retailer BHS prior to its collapse last month.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-and-nabarro-partners-criticised-over-bhs-sale-36404437/Thu, 26 May 2016 12:05Clyde & Co unveils first Miami office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clyde--co-unveils-first-miami-office-78197278/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/5222414_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm's long-held desire to set up shop in Miami has finally come to fruition through the acquisition of local litigation boutique Thornton Davis Fein.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clyde--co-unveils-first-miami-office-78197278/Thu, 26 May 2016 11:05Former lawyer made ANZ Bank CFO<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/former-lawyer-made-anz-bank-cfo-38965075/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/melbourne_cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>Michelle Jablko has been appointed chief financial officer at ANZ Bank, the only woman to hold the position at a big four bank.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/former-lawyer-made-anz-bank-cfo-38965075/Wed, 25 May 2016 15:05HSF warns of US clampdown on tax evasion in Asia-Pacific<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hsf-warns-of-us-clampdown-on-tax-evasion-in-asia-pacific-4605780/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/14361073_s (2)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers from Herbert Smith Freehills and specialist US tax firm Sharp Partners are advising financial institutions in Singapore and Hong Kong on the potential impacts of a clampdown by the US Department of Justice in its fight against tax evasion.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hsf-warns-of-us-clampdown-on-tax-evasion-in-asia-pacific-4605780/Wed, 25 May 2016 14:05DAC Beachcroft makes first NI 'best friend' deal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dac-beachcroft-makes-first-ni-best-friend-deal-42914085/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_319852679.jpg' border='0'/></a>DAC Beachcroft has agreed a formal 'best friends' relationship with Northern Irish firm McKinty & Wright.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dac-beachcroft-makes-first-ni-best-friend-deal-42914085/Wed, 25 May 2016 16:05BLP links up with Hong Kong asset financing boutique<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/blp-links-up-with-hong-kong-asset-financing-boutique-15426310/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hong Kong16.jpg' border='0'/></a>Berwin Leighton Paisner has acquired Hong Kong boutique firm William KK Ho & Co.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/blp-links-up-with-hong-kong-asset-financing-boutique-15426310/Wed, 25 May 2016 13:05Virtual reality crime scenes for the juries of the future<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/virtual-reality-crime-scenes-for-the-juries-of-the-future-84417223/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/40764343_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A new research project at Stafforshire University hopes to revolutionise the way juries are shown crime scenes during criminal proceedings.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/virtual-reality-crime-scenes-for-the-juries-of-the-future-84417223/Wed, 25 May 2016 13:05BigLaw takes lion's share of M&A market<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/biglaw-takes-lions-share-of-ma-market-32337829/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/8468906_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The latest CounselLink ELM Trends 2015 Year-End Report from LexisNexis has confirmed that large firms continue to dominate advice on M&A matters.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/biglaw-takes-lions-share-of-ma-market-32337829/Wed, 25 May 2016 14:05Addleshaw Goddard mulls US tie-up with Hunton & Williams<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/addleshaw-goddard-mulls-us-tie-up-with-hunton--williams-51498757/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/13451691_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The London firm has reportedly been in merger talks with Virginia-based Hunton & Williams for the last nine months.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/addleshaw-goddard-mulls-us-tie-up-with-hunton--williams-51498757/Wed, 25 May 2016 13:05Big names pledge support for women in arbitration<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/big-names-pledge-support-for-women-in-arbitration-10349197/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shell5.jpg' border='0'/></a>An initiative to increase support for female arbitrators launched by partners at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Boies, Schiller & Flexner has won the support of some of the biggest names in the energy and resource sector.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/big-names-pledge-support-for-women-in-arbitration-10349197/Wed, 25 May 2016 13:05NewLaw: The Quiet Revolution (Part 2)<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/newlaw-the-quiet-revolution-(part-2)-95042187/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/14992073_m_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>In the second instalment of this two-part series, Augment General Counsel founder Chris Dancey and commercial attorney Vanessa Fermil narrate NewLaw's journey into offshoring and beyond.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/newlaw-the-quiet-revolution-(part-2)-95042187/Wed, 25 May 2016 13:05In-house preference for alternative fee arrangements growing, survey finds<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/in-house-preference-for-alternative-fee-arrangements-growing-survey-finds-1677490/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/30445796_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A new survey of in-house decision makers from law firm Proskauer has uncovered a growing appetite for alternative fee arrangements for outside legal work.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/in-house-preference-for-alternative-fee-arrangements-growing-survey-finds-1677490/Wed, 25 May 2016 13:05Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-26617544/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/34133108_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-26617544/Wed, 25 May 2016 12:05Frontrunner Jacobs made Linklaters senior partner<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/frontrunner-jacobs-made-linklaters-senior-partner-455011/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/32406541_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>M&A heavyweight Charlie Jacobs has defeated competition from corporate colleagues Aedamar Comiskey and Jean-Pierre Blumberg to be made the new senior partner at Magic Circle firm Linklaters.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/frontrunner-jacobs-made-linklaters-senior-partner-455011/Tue, 24 May 2016 14:05White & Case launches compliance tools for competition law<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/white--case-launches-compliance-tools-for-competition-law-35102166/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/11549494_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Global law firm White & Case has launched two new mobile- and tablet-friendly compliance tools in response to the increasingly complex regulatory environment surrounding competition law.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/white--case-launches-compliance-tools-for-competition-law-35102166/Tue, 24 May 2016 13:05AmLaw 200 took a hit in 2015<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/amlaw-200-took-a-hit-in-2015-55014058/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_134933888.jpg' border='0'/></a>The American Lawyer's annual ranking of US law firms by revenue and profits per partner showed that in 2015 revenue dropped by an average of 3.2 percent and profits flattened for firms ranked 101-200.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/amlaw-200-took-a-hit-in-2015-55014058/Tue, 24 May 2016 13:05Katten Muchin Rosenman picks new chairman<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/katten-muchin-rosenman-picks-new-chairman-34952018/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41342922_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Chicago-based firm has chosen a new chairman as long-serving leader Vincent Sergi prepares to step down.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/katten-muchin-rosenman-picks-new-chairman-34952018/Tue, 24 May 2016 11:05Dating apps battle for modern love market<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dating-apps-battle-for-modern-love-market-17787455/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/2643810_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Popular dating app Tinder has launched a legal challenge against niche rival 3nder, a start-up app which promises 'threesomes made easy' for users.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dating-apps-battle-for-modern-love-market-17787455/Tue, 24 May 2016 11:05SullCrom, A&O and Wachtell score roles on year's biggest M&A deal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sullcrom-ao-and-wachtell-score-roles-on-years-biggest-ma-deal-75646218/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/40569156_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The three firms are leading advice on German life science firm Bayer's $62bn bid for agrochemical giant Monsanto.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sullcrom-ao-and-wachtell-score-roles-on-years-biggest-ma-deal-75646218/Tue, 24 May 2016 11:05DLA Piper taps Gouws for Africa push<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-piper-taps-gouws-for-africa-push-40700999/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/45579076_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The multinational megafirm has chosen Webber Wentzel corporate partner Johannes Gouws as the first managing partner of its new South Africa office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-piper-taps-gouws-for-africa-push-40700999/Tue, 24 May 2016 11:05Chambers sweep diversity data under the rug<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chambers-sweep-diversity-data-under-the-rug-68371075/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/49372726_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A new academic study has identified 'widespread non-compliance' among chambers' with regards to diversity reporting and a failure on the part of the Bar Standards Board to effectively enforce reporting standards.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chambers-sweep-diversity-data-under-the-rug-68371075/Mon, 23 May 2016 16:05Linklaters names Jacobs as new senior partner<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-names-jacobs-as-new-senior-partner-56208618/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Leader1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Popular favourite Charlie Jacobs has been confirmed as Linklaters' newest senior partner.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-names-jacobs-as-new-senior-partner-56208618/Mon, 23 May 2016 16:05'Trumpton-inspired' Radiohead video raises tricky copyright questions<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/trumpton-inspired-radiohead-video-raises-tricky-copyright-questions-40058039/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/21361733_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>What do brooding, melancholy alt-rock band Radiohead and wholesome, 1960s children's animation series Trumpton have in common? Possibly, a little too much.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/trumpton-inspired-radiohead-video-raises-tricky-copyright-questions-40058039/Mon, 23 May 2016 14:05Prominent Australian barrister killed in tragic accident<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/prominent-australian-barrister-killed-in-tragic-accident-79699531/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/11236176_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Melbourne-based barrister Ross Ray QC passed away yesterday after paramedics found him trapped underneath a quad-bike.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/prominent-australian-barrister-killed-in-tragic-accident-79699531/Mon, 23 May 2016 14:05'Problem-solving' courts set for UK expansion<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/problem-solving-courts-set-for-uk-expansion-58235790/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Justice.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Ministry of Justice has confirmed a pilot roll-out of New York-style specialist courts designed to keep offenders out of prison by addressing the root causes of crime.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/problem-solving-courts-set-for-uk-expansion-58235790/Mon, 23 May 2016 14:05Fieldfisher senior partner accused of bias over BHA relationship<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fieldfisher-senior-partner-accused-of-bias-over-bha-relationship-44959221/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/498631_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Senior partner Matthew Lohn is in hot water for providing paid-for legal advice to the British Horseracing Authority whilst simultaneously chairing its would-be independent disciplinary panel.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fieldfisher-senior-partner-accused-of-bias-over-bha-relationship-44959221/Mon, 23 May 2016 16:05Nearly a quarter of lawyers would quit and start their own firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/nearly-a-quarter-of-lawyers-would-quit-and-start-their-own-firm-88116622/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/31119798_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A poll by specialist recruiter Robert Half Legal has shown that 23 per cent of lawyers would choose to quit their current job and start up on their own if they had the capital.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/nearly-a-quarter-of-lawyers-would-quit-and-start-their-own-firm-88116622/Fri, 20 May 2016 13:05Counterfeits the hot topic at Luxury Law Summit<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/counterfeits-the-hot-topic-at-luxury-law-summit-42711655/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/lls_m_Awards-35185-1024x683.jpg' border='0'/></a>The issue of counterfeits was the hot topic of the day at the annual Luxury Law Summit in London, organised by the Global Legal Post last week. Catherine Baksi reports.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/counterfeits-the-hot-topic-at-luxury-law-summit-42711655/Mon, 23 May 2016 15:05Australian legal industry bosses set to challenge homeless crisis<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/australian-legal-industry-bosses-set-to-challenge-homeless-crisis-13273394/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/GlobalX4 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Thousands of Australia's top legal, business, and community leaders will join the fight against homelessness by sleeping out in the elements next month.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/australian-legal-industry-bosses-set-to-challenge-homeless-crisis-13273394/Fri, 20 May 2016 12:05Dentons to cut 50 UK jobs ahead of Warsaw opening<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-to-cut-50-uk-jobs-ahead-of-warsaw-opening-81756143/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/18339484_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Dentons has unveiled plans to create a centralized business services centre in Poland, placing at least 50 UK jobs on the chopping block.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-to-cut-50-uk-jobs-ahead-of-warsaw-opening-81756143/Fri, 20 May 2016 10:05BigLaw firm embraces equitable parental leave policy<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/biglaw-firm-embraces-equitable-parental-leave-policy-67719104/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/39977323_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Chicago-based international law firm Winston & Strawn has lifted the curtain on a game-changing 'gender-neutral' leave policy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/biglaw-firm-embraces-equitable-parental-leave-policy-67719104/Fri, 20 May 2016 10:05Nixon Peabody CWL picks new managing partners in Hong Kong<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/nixon-peabody-cwl-picks-new-managing-partners-in-hong-kong-24286505/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/19942865_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Global 100 firm has selected not one, but two partners to take over from incumbent Hong Kong managing partner Kenneth Wong.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/nixon-peabody-cwl-picks-new-managing-partners-in-hong-kong-24286505/Fri, 20 May 2016 10:05New York attorney receives 5 years' imprisonment for Ponzi scheme<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-york-attorney-receives-5-years-imprisonment-for-ponzi-scheme-56444357/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/4555545_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>'I don't want anyone here to think that lawyers are like this. It's just me.'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/new-york-attorney-receives-5-years-imprisonment-for-ponzi-scheme-56444357/Fri, 20 May 2016 10:05Gateley's turnover reaches &pound;66m in first full year as PLC<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gateleys-turnover-reaches-66m-in-first-full-year-as-plc-86607987/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_141778327.jpg' border='0'/></a>In its first full year results announcement since the firm floated on AIM last year, Gateley has reported a 10 per cent increase in revenue from &pound;60m to &pound;66m.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gateleys-turnover-reaches-66m-in-first-full-year-as-plc-86607987/Thu, 19 May 2016 14:05NRF to move 170 UK jobs to the Philippines<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/nrf-to-move-170-uk-jobs-to-the-philippines-32517777/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/40888255_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Norton Rose Fulbright is set to move 170 business services jobs to Manila, with management pledging to 'support those affected.'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/nrf-to-move-170-uk-jobs-to-the-philippines-32517777/Thu, 19 May 2016 13:05Legal industry demand may never fully recover, say US firm bosses<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-industry-demand-may-never-fully-recover-say-us-firm-bosses-28183810/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/3301404_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Too many lawyers, too little work is the conclusion drawn by a recent survey of US law firms, with a majority of partners reporting that the slump is here to stay.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/legal-industry-demand-may-never-fully-recover-say-us-firm-bosses-28183810/Thu, 19 May 2016 12:05Trump sidesteps Big Law for SCOTUS picks<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/trump-sidesteps-big-law-for-scotus-picks-19254144/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Donald Trump.jpg' border='0'/></a>Presumptive Republican presidential candidate and business mogul Donald Trump has shunned big names and popular favourites in his list of 11 SCOTUS picks.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/trump-sidesteps-big-law-for-scotus-picks-19254144/Thu, 19 May 2016 12:05High Court rejects Barnetts strike-off appeal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/high-court-rejects-barnetts-strike-off-appeal-69430827/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_332186816 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The High Court has struck down an appeal from a former Barnetts senior partner seeking to overturn a decision to have his name struck from the roll.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/high-court-rejects-barnetts-strike-off-appeal-69430827/Thu, 19 May 2016 12:05Law firm warns of regulatory burden for Asia-Pac financial services<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-warns-of-regulatory-burden-for-asia-pac-financial-services-96238904/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/11692491_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A new guide by Herbert Smith Freehills indicates that the financial services industry in Asia Pacific is facing an increased regulatory burden across the region, as regulators enhance legislation and step up enforcement.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-warns-of-regulatory-burden-for-asia-pac-financial-services-96238904/Thu, 19 May 2016 12:05City partners to give evidence at BHS enquiry<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/city-partners-to-give-evidence-at-bhs-enquiry-42455071/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/55203520_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Partners from City firms Nabarro, Olswang and Linklaters will be grilled by UK MPs next week as part of a government inquiry into the sale and subsequent collapse of department store BHS.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/city-partners-to-give-evidence-at-bhs-enquiry-42455071/Thu, 19 May 2016 11:05Travers Smith makes up six in another bumper round<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/travers-smith-makes-up-six-in-another-bumper-round-34628991/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/35333282_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Travers Smith has promoted six lawyers to its partnership in another sizeable round for the City thoroughbred.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/travers-smith-makes-up-six-in-another-bumper-round-34628991/Wed, 18 May 2016 14:05Ince & Co hires team for Cologne launch<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ince--co-hires-team-for-cologne-launch-25453608/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/16567526_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Shipping and insurance specialist Ince & Co has opened an office in Cologne with a team of four including two partners from German insurance practice Bach Langheid Dallmayr and CMS Hasche Sigle.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ince--co-hires-team-for-cologne-launch-25453608/Wed, 18 May 2016 13:05O&G specialists join Pinsent Masons<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/og-specialists-join-pinsent-masons-52183517/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_199681145.jpg' border='0'/></a>International law firm Pinsent Masons has boosted its Asia-based oil and gas capabilities with the hire of Ashley Wright and Steve Potter into its Singapore office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/og-specialists-join-pinsent-masons-52183517/Wed, 18 May 2016 13:05International firm opens fourth Asia-Pac office in Taipei<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/international-firm-opens-fourth-asia-pac-office-in-taipei-26834727/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/36961551_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>US-based law firm Vinson & Elkins has opened an office in the Taiwanese capital, its fourth in the Asia-Pacific region and sixteenth worldwide.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/international-firm-opens-fourth-asia-pac-office-in-taipei-26834727/Wed, 18 May 2016 12:05'Disproportionate' number of lawyers still privately educated, finds SRA<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/disproportionate-number-of-lawyers-still-privately-educated-finds-sra-37245660/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/15941081_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Solicitors Regulation Authority's latest diversity survey has found that around 22 per cent of lawyers boast private educations, despite only 7 per cent of the UK population attending a fee-paying school.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/disproportionate-number-of-lawyers-still-privately-educated-finds-sra-37245660/Wed, 18 May 2016 12:05American Bar Association closes door on ABS debate<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/american-bar-association-closes-door-on-abs-debate-46835309/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/520887_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The long-running and heated debate about the prospect of non-lawyer firm ownership in the United States has fizzled into an anti-climax, with the deadline for a formal ABS proposal sliding by without comment.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/american-bar-association-closes-door-on-abs-debate-46835309/Wed, 18 May 2016 12:05NewLaw: The Quiet Revolution<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/newlaw-the-quiet-revolution-93776629/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/14774850_m (2)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>In the first of this two part series, Augment General Counsel founder Chris Dancey and commercial attorney Vanessa Fermil chart the simmering rise of the NewLaw revolution.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/newlaw-the-quiet-revolution-93776629/Wed, 18 May 2016 12:05Law Society releases first ever benchmarking report for GC<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/law-society-releases-first-ever-benchmarking-report-for-gc-49593092/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/27433877_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>While GC are enjoying greater responsibility and influence than ever, the pressures on the profession are also mounting.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/law-society-releases-first-ever-benchmarking-report-for-gc-49593092/Wed, 18 May 2016 11:05India adjusts patent policy, but resists law change<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/india-adjusts-patent-policy-but-resists-law-change-10159604/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/10988757_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>India has responded to global pressure by restructuring its policy around the registration of patents and trademarks, but is standing by its Patent Act despite the protestations of global big pharma.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/india-adjusts-patent-policy-but-resists-law-change-10159604/Wed, 18 May 2016 11:05Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-15588367/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/25694948_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-15588367/Wed, 18 May 2016 11:05JMW Solicitors boosts revenue to break &pound;20m mark<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jmw-solicitors-boosts-revenue-to-break-20m-mark-87112763/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_269637059 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>JMW Solicitors has reported a double-digit revenue rise, with turnover increasing by 16 per cent to break the &pound;20m barrier.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/jmw-solicitors-boosts-revenue-to-break-20m-mark-87112763/Tue, 17 May 2016 13:05Davis Polk and Wachtell land lead roles in Pfizer acquisition<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/davis-polk-and-wachtell-land-lead-roles-in-pfizer-acquisition-48225454/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Pfizer1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Davis Polk & Wardwell and Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz have won the lead roles on Pfizer's $5.2bn (&pound;3.61bn) purchase of Anacor, shortly after the pharma giant abandoned its deal with Allergan.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/davis-polk-and-wachtell-land-lead-roles-in-pfizer-acquisition-48225454/Tue, 17 May 2016 12:05Corporate givers should play to their strengths, say top philanthropists<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/corporate-givers-should-play-to-their-strengths-say-top-philanthropists-95455997/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/26711790_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Leading philanthropists gathered in London on Monday as part of the Luxury Law Summit 2016 to share their perspectives on how companies, firms and wealthy individuals can get the most out of giving back.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/corporate-givers-should-play-to-their-strengths-say-top-philanthropists-95455997/Tue, 17 May 2016 12:05Linklaters first magic circle firm to sign up to AI provider RAVN<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-first-magic-circle-firm-to-sign-up-to-ai-provider-ravn-68179526/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Robot2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Linklaters has become the first magic circle firm to sign up to an artificial intelligence (AI) provider, taking on RAVN for a number of automated tasks.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/linklaters-first-magic-circle-firm-to-sign-up-to-ai-provider-ravn-68179526/Wed, 18 May 2016 13:05Law firm files lawsuit over anonymous online trashing<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-files-lawsuit-over-anonymous-online-trashing-30579733/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/14743821_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A California trial attorney and his law firm have filed a defamation lawsuit against 25 'John Doe' commenters who gave the firm scathing reviews online, including one commenter who likened working at the firm to 'psychological torture.'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-firm-files-lawsuit-over-anonymous-online-trashing-30579733/Tue, 17 May 2016 11:05Dentons formalises Latin America links<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-formalises-latin-america-links-15931516/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/18962486_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Global megafirm Dentons has concluded its tie-ups with two firms in Mexico and Columbia, formally establishing its presence in Latin America.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-formalises-latin-america-links-15931516/Tue, 17 May 2016 11:05Lateral hires spike at City's international firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lateral-hires-spike-at-citys-international-firms-23795502/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/32561825_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A study of 36 predominantly US-headquartered law firms with offices in the City has shown lateral hires to be at their highest point in five years.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lateral-hires-spike-at-citys-international-firms-23795502/Tue, 17 May 2016 11:05Corporate criminal law set for a 'massive shift'<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/corporate-criminal-law-set-for-a-massive-shift-6499401/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/5825550_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Specialist lawyers have said that plans to extend the scope of the 'failure to prevent' criminal offence beyond bribery and tax evasion to other economic crimes could be the most significant shake-up in corporate criminal law in a century.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/corporate-criminal-law-set-for-a-massive-shift-6499401/Mon, 16 May 2016 12:05City hires 16 May 2016<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/city-hires-16-may-2016-48009187/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/51313874_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A round-up of hires in the City.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/city-hires-16-may-2016-48009187/Mon, 16 May 2016 11:05George Mason Law professors declare support for Scalia name change<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/george-mason-law-professors-declare-support-for-scalia-name-change-73769320/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/40870643_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The law faculty at George Mason University are backing the effort to rename the university's law school after late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, despite strong opposition elsewhere on campus.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/george-mason-law-professors-declare-support-for-scalia-name-change-73769320/Mon, 16 May 2016 11:05Revenues and hourly rates both up at US firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/revenues-and-hourly-rates-both-up-at-us-firms-11536582/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/16252862_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Fresh data from Citi Private Bank has placed revenue growth at US law firms at its strongest level since 2008.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/revenues-and-hourly-rates-both-up-at-us-firms-11536582/Mon, 16 May 2016 11:05Norway's oil fund to sue VW<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/norways-oil-fund-to-sue-vw-96756846/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/9205030_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Norway's $850bn sovereign wealth fund, the largest in the world, is planning legal action against Volkswagen over the automaker's emissions scandal.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/norways-oil-fund-to-sue-vw-96756846/Mon, 16 May 2016 10:05India launches crackdown on corporate defaulters<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/india-launches-crackdown-on-corporate-defaulters-68203630/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/9577595_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Indian Parliament has passed a new bankruptcy code in a bid to help banks recover around $120 billion worth of troubled loans.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/india-launches-crackdown-on-corporate-defaulters-68203630/Mon, 16 May 2016 10:05Regulators get serious about lawyers' mental health<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/regulators-get-serious-about-lawyers-mental-health-43602850/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/33618149_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A new industry taskforce has been created to support the mental health and wellbeing of legal practitioners in the UK.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/regulators-get-serious-about-lawyers-mental-health-43602850/Mon, 16 May 2016 10:05Head of IACC has ties to Alibaba<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/head-of-iacc-has-ties-to-alibaba-22657894/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/alibaba.jpg' border='0'/></a>An investigation has found that the president of the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition, which saw a string of high profile defections after e-commerce giant Alibaba's admission, owns stock in the company and has ties to an Alibaba VP.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/head-of-iacc-has-ties-to-alibaba-22657894/Tue, 17 May 2016 11:05City of London Police launches first fraud panel<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/city-of-london-police-launches-first-fraud-panel-23096266/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_227284216 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>City of London Police is to use external law firms on fraud cases for the first time after establishing a panel of firms and investigators to advise fraud victims and assist police with asset recovery.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/city-of-london-police-launches-first-fraud-panel-23096266/Fri, 13 May 2016 13:05RPC launches consultancy aimed at in-house lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/rpc-launches-consultancy-aimed-at-in-house-lawyers-35805945/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/7377900_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>International law firm RPC has launched a management consultancy intended to help senior in-house lawyers improve their operational efficiency and personal effectiveness.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/rpc-launches-consultancy-aimed-at-in-house-lawyers-35805945/Fri, 13 May 2016 13:05Robot lawyer scores first firm job<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/robot-lawyer-scores-first-firm-job-79183315/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/robot (4).jpg' border='0'/></a>The latest recruit to BakerHostetler's bankruptcy team is an artificially intelligent robot lawyer named ROSS.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/robot-lawyer-scores-first-firm-job-79183315/Fri, 13 May 2016 14:05Recreational marijuana industry faces flagship wrongful death lawsuit<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/recreational-marijuana-industry-faces-flagship-wrongful-death-lawsuit-52794488/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/32840858_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Two marijuana companies are being sued over the death of a woman in Denver in what appears to be the first wrongful death lawsuit to hit the burgeoning recreational marijuana industry.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/recreational-marijuana-industry-faces-flagship-wrongful-death-lawsuit-52794488/Fri, 13 May 2016 11:05MoJ to consult on new 'failure to prevent' offences<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/moj-to-consult-on-new-failure-to-prevent-offences-94599478/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Money laundering cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>In a bid to tackle international corruption, the Ministry of Justice will consult this summer on proposals to extend the scope of the 'failing to prevent' criminal offence beyond bribery and tax evasion to other economic crimes.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/moj-to-consult-on-new-failure-to-prevent-offences-94599478/Thu, 12 May 2016 15:05Study shows tackling corruption not a priority for many chief execs<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/study-shows-tackling-corruption-not-a-priority-for-many-chief-execs-78235647/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/8767025_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>As government officials and world leaders meet in London for today's anti-corruption summit, a study by Hogan Lovells shows that a worrying 40 per cent of CCOs do not consider anti-bribery and corruption to be a priority for chief execs.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/study-shows-tackling-corruption-not-a-priority-for-many-chief-execs-78235647/Thu, 12 May 2016 14:05Jeantet opens in Moscow<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/jeantet-opens-in-moscow-25166306/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/14737607_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>French firm Jeantet Associés has launched in Moscow with the hire of a team from Gide Loyrette Nouel, having opened in Budapest and Kiev last October.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/jeantet-opens-in-moscow-25166306/Thu, 12 May 2016 13:05Luxury brands ditch IACC after Alibaba admission<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/luxury-brands-ditch-iacc-after-alibaba-admission-34839118/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/35781707_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Tiffany & Co has joined Gucci and Michael Kors on the list of luxury heavyweights that have turned their backs on one of the world's biggest anti-counterfeiting group after its controversial decision to grant membership to Alibaba.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/luxury-brands-ditch-iacc-after-alibaba-admission-34839118/Fri, 13 May 2016 13:05Osborne Clarke UK clears &pound;100m revenue milestone<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/osborne-clarke-uk-clears-100m-revenue-milestone-75130083/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/39624265_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm has kicked off reporting season with a healthy 17 per boost in its UK turnover.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/osborne-clarke-uk-clears-100m-revenue-milestone-75130083/Thu, 12 May 2016 11:05Paris arbitration court posts record-making caseload figures<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/paris-arbitration-court-posts-record-making-caseload-figures-27123689/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Paris_crop.jpg' border='0'/></a>The French capital is further solidifying its status as a global arbitration hub.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/paris-arbitration-court-posts-record-making-caseload-figures-27123689/Thu, 12 May 2016 11:05Jones Day to close during Republican National Convention<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/jones-day-to-close-during-republican-national-convention-56048278/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/55407165_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US firm will shutter its Cleveland office for the duration of the four-day Republican National Convention in July, with violent protests anticipated by police.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/jones-day-to-close-during-republican-national-convention-56048278/Thu, 12 May 2016 11:05Gowling WLG boosts projects and banking with partner hires<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gowling-wlg-boosts-projects-and-banking-with-partner-hires-57093493/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/partners.jpg' border='0'/></a>Gowling WLG has taken on two new partners, appointing former Herbert Smith Freehills Abu Dhabi head Andrew Newbery in projects and Dentons' Matthew Harvey in banking and finance.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gowling-wlg-boosts-projects-and-banking-with-partner-hires-57093493/Wed, 11 May 2016 15:05Law firm leaders pledge to tackle corruption<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-leaders-pledge-to-tackle-corruption-13442485/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Corruption.jpg' border='0'/></a>As the Panama Papers controversy continues to make headlines around the world and ahead of tomorrow's London Anti-Corruption Summit, a raft of senior law firm leaders have publicly pledged to tackle corruption.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-leaders-pledge-to-tackle-corruption-13442485/Wed, 11 May 2016 15:05DLA Piper to cut 200 UK jobs in favour of Warsaw hub<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-to-cut-200-uk-jobs-in-favour-of-warsaw-hub-3917059/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/redundant 2.jpg' border='0'/></a>DLA Piper is cutting 200 business support jobs in the UK, in a move that will see the firm automate huge swathes of jobs and shift roles to low-wage economy Poland.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dla-piper-to-cut-200-uk-jobs-in-favour-of-warsaw-hub-3917059/Wed, 11 May 2016 14:05Lawyer may miss becoming a judge due to 20 cents<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyer-may-miss-becoming-a-judge-due-to-20-cents-91952015/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/19091576_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A lawyer in Florida may not become a judge after paying just 20 cents too little for the candidate “qualifying fee.”http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyer-may-miss-becoming-a-judge-due-to-20-cents-91952015/Wed, 11 May 2016 13:05Chinese firm takes big step towards “Going Global” with US expansion<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/chinese-firm-takes-big-step-towards-going-global-with-us-expansion-37633425/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/34689922_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Leading PRC law firm Zhong Lun has expanded its reach in line with its “Going Global” strategy by becoming the Chinese firm with the most extensive US presence.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/chinese-firm-takes-big-step-towards-going-global-with-us-expansion-37633425/Wed, 11 May 2016 13:05Clients avoid confrontation with law firms over price<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/clients-avoid-confrontation-with-law-firms-over-price-52766860/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37259433_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms have still not woken up to the silent killer, commodisation, believing their service is highly bespoke.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/clients-avoid-confrontation-with-law-firms-over-price-52766860/Wed, 11 May 2016 13:05Former CC Sydney head launches boutique<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/former-cc-sydney-head-launches-boutique-50019248/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37944662_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Clifford Chance's former Sydney managing partner Mark Pistilli has launched a new corporate boutique.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/former-cc-sydney-head-launches-boutique-50019248/Wed, 11 May 2016 12:05IMF seeks to go beyond regulation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/imf-seeks-to-go-beyond-regulation-88070061/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/6732779_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The IMF legal department has a growing financial services brief in its endeavours to oversee the role of law in global financial stability.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/imf-seeks-to-go-beyond-regulation-88070061/Wed, 11 May 2016 12:05Dentons to launch in Munich with NRF hires<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-to-launch-in-munich-with-nrf-hires-92307334/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/26790106_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Dentons is to launch an office in Munich in July with the hire of three partners from Norton Rose Fulbright, among them its German senior partner.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-to-launch-in-munich-with-nrf-hires-92307334/Wed, 11 May 2016 11:05Luxury gamechangers gather in London<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/luxury-gamechangers-gather-in-london-79019046/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Harrods.jpg' border='0'/></a>A collective of luxury entrepreneurs will join forces with corporate counsel at a unique gathering - the Luxury Law Summit - in London next week.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/luxury-gamechangers-gather-in-london-79019046/Wed, 11 May 2016 14:05Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-81181321/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/27794113_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-81181321/Wed, 11 May 2016 11:05Goldman Sachs loses against sovereign wealth fund in pre-trial review<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/goldman-sachs-loses-against-sovereign-wealth-fund-in-pre-trial-review-72821530/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/London44.jpg' border='0'/></a>Goldman Sachs has lost a key costs argument at London's High Court in a pre-trial review of the upcoming $1bn court battle between it and the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA).http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/goldman-sachs-loses-against-sovereign-wealth-fund-in-pre-trial-review-72821530/Tue, 10 May 2016 14:05Freshfields loses another partner as NRF makes key hire in Paris<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-loses-another-partner-as-nrf-makes-key-hire-in-paris-57896466/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/17853310_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Norton Rose Fulbright has made a key hire for its Paris office with tax partner Antoine Colonna d'lstria, who joins from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-loses-another-partner-as-nrf-makes-key-hire-in-paris-57896466/Tue, 10 May 2016 14:05Firm sues former partners<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/firm-sues-former-partners-15503686/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/20042792_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A Southern California-based law firm specialising in workers compensation defense has sued four ex-partners, claiming that they used working hours and the firm's resources to plan the launch of a competing practice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/firm-sues-former-partners-15503686/Tue, 10 May 2016 13:05Prominent law firms feature in database of Panama Papers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/prominent-law-firms-feature-in-database-of-panama-papers-35167693/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/17607825_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) yesterday released a searchable database of documents, including documents from a number of prominent law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/prominent-law-firms-feature-in-database-of-panama-papers-35167693/Tue, 10 May 2016 12:05City lawyer co-founds online site for contract disputes<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/city-lawyer-co-founds-online-site-for-contract-disputes-60116120/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Online legal services.jpg' border='0'/></a>A City lawyer has co-founded an online dispute resolution service intended to enable small businesses and individuals in the UK to resolve contract disputes without the 'headache' of expensive litigation.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/city-lawyer-co-founds-online-site-for-contract-disputes-60116120/Tue, 10 May 2016 12:05Dentons disrupts pay-to-play legal referral industry with free referral network<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-disrupts-pay-to-play-legal-referral-industry-with-free-referral-network-36627998/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37719611_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Dentons has launched the 'Nextlaw Global Referral Network,' a free referral network that will allow member law firms to 'easily connect and track referrals.'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dentons-disrupts-pay-to-play-legal-referral-industry-with-free-referral-network-36627998/Tue, 10 May 2016 14:05Cooley boosts PE practice with partner hires<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cooley-boosts-pe-practice-with-partner-hires-27722570/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/14359191_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>International law firm Cooley is enhancing its global private equity group with the arrival of three prominent partners.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cooley-boosts-pe-practice-with-partner-hires-27722570/Tue, 10 May 2016 10:05Moves: 9 May 2016<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/moves-9-may-2016-61637755/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/8558540_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>A round-up of moves from around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/moves-9-may-2016-61637755/Mon, 09 May 2016 14:05